Damien Hirst Cathedral Prints

March 12 - April 18, 2009

Notre Dame

2007

Silkscreen print with glazes on paper

47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches: 120 x 120 cm

Framed: 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 inches; 135 x 135 cm

Edition 9/50

Signed, lower right: D. Hirst

Duomo

2007

Silkscreen print with glazes on paper

47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches: 120 x 120 cm

Framed: 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 inches; 135 x 135 cm

Edition 9/50

Signed, lower right: D. Hirst

St. Peter's

2007

Silkscreen print with glazes on paper

47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches: 120 x 120 cm

Framed: 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 inches; 135 x 135 cm

Edition 9/50

Signed, lower right: D. Hirst

St. Paul's

2007

Silkscreen print with glazes on paper

47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches: 120 x 120 cm

Framed: 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 inches; 135 x 135 cm

Edition 9/50

Signed, lower right: D. Hirst

Santiago de Compostela

2007

Silkscreen print with glazes and diamond dust on paper

47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches: 120 x 120 cm

Framed: 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 inches; 135 x 135 cm

Edition 9/50

Signed, lower right: D. Hirst

Orvieto

2007

Silkscreen print with glazes and diamond dust on paper

47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches: 120 x 120 cm

Framed: 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 inches; 135 x 135 cm

Edition 9/50

Signed, lower right: D. Hirst

Hagia Sophia

2007

Silkscreen print with glazes and diamond dust on paper

47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches: 120 x 120 cm

Framed: 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 inches; 135 x 135 cm

Edition 9/50

Signed, lower right: D. Hirst

Palais des Papes

2007

Silkscreen print with glazes and diamond dust on paper

47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches: 120 x 120 cm

Framed: 53 1/8 x 53 1/8 inches; 135 x 135 cm

Edition 9/50

Signed, lower right: D. Hirst

Press Release

Barbara Mathes Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Damien Hirst's Cathedral prints. Modeled after the artist's Superstition paintings of 2006, these radiating compositions of meticulously arranged butterfly wings create intricate patterns of dazzling shapes and colors that evoke the rose windows of Gothic cathedrals or the tesserae of Byzantine mosaics. By allying the fragility of the butterfly wings with the monumentality of religious art, these prints engage the big existential themes – nature, life, religion – that have defined Hirst's career. The exhibition will run from March 12-April 18, 2009.